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Mrs. Helen Cummings

July 6, 1918 — April 29, 2017

Mrs. Helen M. (Shea) Cummings a longtime of Millington resident passed away early Saturday morning April 29, 2017 while at the Covenant Glen Assisted Living in Frankenmuth, MI. Helen was 98.

Helen was the daughter of the late Arthur and Francis Shea, and was born on July 6, 1918 in Eveleth Minnesota. She was a graduate from Flint Central High School class of 1937. On February 14, 1942 Helen married Jack Cummings and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage before Jack’s passing in October of 2005. Helen was known for her charm, wit, warm friendly smile and a great sense of humor. She served on many community projects and boards, she worked on the election board for many years. Helen was a longtime member of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar, MI.

Helen leaves her two children. Daughter Marica and husband Ed Keinath, and a son Rick Cummings. She leaves also her four grandchildren; Todd and Lynette Keinath, Marc and Kati Keinath, Matthew Cummings and his fiancée Heather, and Timothy Cummings. Eight great-grandchildren; Adam, Lucas, Benjamin, Claire, Michael, Kamden, Isaiah, and Noah. Besides her husband and parents, Helen is also preceded in death by two brothers; Edward and Linus Shea.

The Cummings family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington, MI on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Helen will lie in state at the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar, MI (334 Division St.) on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of services. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday May 3, 2017. The burial will follow the services at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers; memorial gifts of remembrance can be directed to the Millington-Arbela Twp. Fire Dept. or to a charity of your choice.


Serving Since 1928

Hanlin Funeral Home

Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

4:00pm - 8:00pm

4823 West Main Street
Millington, MI 48746

St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

11:00am - 11:30pm

334 Divison Street
Vassar, MI 48768

Special Instructions: Helen will lie in state from 10:00 am until services begin.

Millington Township Cemetery

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

12:00pm - 12:15pm

Millington, MI 48746

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